Celebrating Sophie | Bethlehem College Kindergarten

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Today was a very special day for Sophie at Bethlehem College Kindergarten.  Today was her graduation! Sophie and her family have been a wonderful part of our centre community.   Now it is time for her to go to primary school.

At Bethlehem College Kindergarten we celebrate this milestone with a special graduation ceremony.

The child’s journey at kindy, their interests and virtues are shared at this time.  The other children are able to contribute to the celebration and a bible is presented to the child.

Sophie, it’s our pleasure to send you off to your new adventure at school with our love, support and blessing ♡


Sophie, we have loved getting to know you.

heart-smlSophie, some things that we love about you are your witty sense of humour, your creativity, and the spark of life that you bring into everything you do. We love the way you are confidently uniquely YOU! And capable of making choices in your work to reflect what you enjoy and who you are.

heart-smlWe’ve noticed that you enjoy being with and caring for animals, riding bikes, making discoveries and asking questions. Sophie you are able to express creativity in so many ways. You are able to work at a project to completion, whether it is with blocks, paint, in the sandpit, or with artistic materials. 

heart-smlSophie, you are very interested in expressing your ideas through drawing, painting and writing. Stories, books and using your imagination to explore the world of animals in particular have held your focus for many extended playtimes! Sophie your observation skills and ability to ask questions are wonderful skills for learning. 

heart-smlThe character virtues we have seen you develop are confidence, flexibility, courage, assertiveness, patience, kindness, caring, love, perseverance, purposefulness, helpfulness and responsibility.

heart-smlOur prayer for you is that that as you transition to primary school you continue to grow and development into the amazing young person God has made you to be. That your transition goes smoothly and you make some great new friends and have amazing adventures in your first years at school.




At Bethlehem College Kindergarten you’ll find happy children in a nurturing environment, enjoying genuine relationships with caring teachers who facilitate creative play and quality learning experiences.


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